Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
The Division of Dermatology section of Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology offers comprehensive care for cutaneous malignancies including basal and squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, adnexnal neoplasms other rare tumors. We perform the full array of surgical procedures including excision of benign and malignant tumors, Mohs micrographic surgery, scar revision, and dermabrasion. Dermatology residents each have a weekly procedure clinic staffed by an attending physician or surgical fellow in which they learn basic to advanced surgical techniques in a progressive manner, as well as nonsurgical management of cutaneous malignancies. In addition, third year residents rotate through the Mohs clinic. The clinic is staffed by our four surgical attendings, a Mohs surgery fellow and our nurse practitioner.
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|MARY E. MALONEY, MD|
Director of Dermatologic Surgery
|DORI GOLDBERG, MD|
|DAVID E. GEIST, MD|
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|MARK J. SCHARF, MD|
Director of Laser Surgery
| || VICTORIA LAZARETH, NP|
Associate Professor, GSN
Mary E. Maloney, M.D. - Director of Dermatologic Surgery
Mary E. Maloney, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of Dermatologic Surgery, received her B.A. degree from Connecticut College. Dr. Maloney pursued her medical degree at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1977. She trained in Internal Medicine at Hartford Hospital through 1979, and then completed her dermatology residency in 1982 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic. This was followed by a research fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco in 1982 and a fellowship in dermatologic surgery in 1983. Dr. Maloney was on the medical faculty at Dartmouth, and then at the University of Vermont before moving to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 1988 where she was promoted to Professor of Medicine and Director of Dermatological Surgery. She moved to UMass Memorial Health Care in 1999 where she is the Chief of the Division of Dermatology.
Dr. Maloney is a past president of the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgery and past secretary of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. In 1999, she chaired both the Council on Education and the Scientific Assembly Council for the American Academy of Dermatology, with responsibility for the education and management of the largest dermatological scientific session in the world. She has served on the board of directors of the American Academy or Dermatology and was Assistant Secretary Treasurer from 2004-2007 and Secretary Treasurer from 2007-2010. She is the author of 'The Dermatologic Surgical Suite', and has edited two textbooks, 'Cutaneous Oncology' and 'Surgical Dermatopathology', and has been very active in leadership activities in dermatology.
As Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Maloney provides Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancers and other surgical services to dermatological patients.
Dori Goldberg, M.D. - Mohs Surgeon
Dr. Dori Goldberg received her Bachelor's of Science degreee in Neuroscience from Brandeis University in 1998, graduating magna cum laude. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she graduated in 2003. Dr. Goldberg stayed on to complete an internship in Internal Medicine and her dermatology residency in 2007.
She then completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology with Dr. Mary Maloney in June 2008. Dr. Goldberg has stayed on to become an Assistant Professor of Medicine here at University of Massachusetts Medical School where she practices both surgical dermatology including Mohs surgery and general medical dermatology. She is currently developing a cosmetic dermatology program within the division.
David E. Geist, M.D. - Mohs Surgeon
Dr. David Geist received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College where he graduated cum laude. He attended the Yale University School of Medicine, graduating AOA in 2003. Dr. Geist completed an internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA. He completed his dermatology residency at Boston University/Tufts-New England Medical Center in 2007 where he served as academic chief resident. Dr. Geist practiced general dermatology for a year in the UMass Division of dermatology before completing a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology under the direction of Dr. Mary Maloney.
Dr. Geist is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Dermatology at UMass where he specializes Mohs surgery and dermatologic surgery. He is also the Ambulatory Physician Leader for the division of dermatology.
Dr. Geist's other interests include high risk squamous cell carcinomas, health care economics and physician leadership.
Mark J. Scharf, M.D. – Director of Laser Surgery
Dr. Mark Scharf received his Bachelor of Arts degreee in biological sciences from the University of Chicago in 1978. He attended the Emory University School of Medicine and went on to complete internship in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He trained in dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, completing residency in 1986.
Dr. Scharf then joined the Division of Dermatology at the University of Massachusetts where he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine. He also serves as the director of the phototherapy unit, director of the Dermatology Laser Center and serves as a member of the Laser Safety Subcommittee. Dr. Scharf spent 2 years precepting with Dr. Mary Maloney in Mohs surgery at UMass Memorial from July 2005 – June 2007. He was granted clinical priveledges in Mohs surgery in July 2007.